Past Events


The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) hosts and organizes conferences and other national and international scientific events that bring together researchers and students to discuss the latest developments related to synchrotron light techniques as well as accelerator physics and engineering. LNLS also regularly organizes schools and workshops aiming to popularize synchrotron techniques and to train users, new and regular, in obtaining, processing and analyzing experimental data.

September 13th to 17th, 2020

International Beam Instrumentation Conference (IBIC) 2020

The International Beam Instrumentation Conference (IBIC) is dedicated to exploring the physics and engineering challenges is diagnostics and measurement techniques of particle accelerator beams. Many collaborations are established and strengthened during the conference as this is the main event in the area and is held annually, with the venues alternating between Asia, Europe and the Americas.

The conference program includes tutorials, round tables and guest lectures, as well as poster sessions. An industrial exhibition takes place throughout the conference and a visit to the host institute takes place on the last day of the event. All physics and engineering professionals working with diagnosis and instrumentation on particle accelerators are part of the target audience of the event.


May 20th to 21st, 2020

AgroEnviro Workshop

The 1st annual AgroEnviro Workshop – Applications of Synchrotron Radiation for Foundational Science in Agricultural and Environmental Research – will be held on 20 and 21 May, 2020 at the brand new Sirius building of the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), located at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) in Campinas, state of São Paulo, in Brazil.

The aim of the workshop is to motivate scientists from diverse regions of Brazil to utilize the highly advanced 4th generation synchrotron, Sirius, to address fundamental science questions for solving agricultural and environmental problems of concern in Brazil.


January 22nd to 23rd, 2020

Cateretê Workshop

The aim of the Cateretê workshop is to present and discuss the new scientific perspectives offered at the Coherent Scattering beamline Cateretê, specifically X-ray imaging and time-resolved capabilities.

The Cateretê beamline at Sirius will be dedicated to coherent and time-resolved scattering experiments. It will provide cutting edge research tools that are non-existent today in Brasil, like 3D imaging with 10’s nanometer resolution, X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (XPCS) to study dynamics and ultra-small angle X-ray scattering.


November 5th to 7th, 2019

29th Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU)

The 29th Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU) aims to gather the LNLS user community, encouraging the exchange of experiences and debates on the existing and future facilities. It is an important forum for discussion, evaluation and presentation of proposals for the improvement of the research structures. With the imminent inauguration Sirius, the new Brazilian synchrotron light source, the participation of the scientific community becomes essential to describe their needs and expectations for the new synchrotron source. The RAU meeting is the ideal place to foster this debate.


October 8th to 9th, 2019


The first CARNAÚBA Workshop will bring together the LNLS community – external users, staff scientists and engineers – and experts working in the field of X-ray spectroscopy, diffraction and imaging at leading facilities around the world to present and discuss the new scientific opportunities offered by X-ray nanoprobes with scanning energy capabilities.


September 23rd to 28th, 2019

International Workshop on Infrared Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Accelerator Based Sources (WIRMS)

WIRMS 2019 will be held in Brazil, and promoted by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS/CNPEM), from the September 23rd to 28th , 2019. The workshop will highlight the latest advances in infrared spectroscopy and imaging inside synchrotron and free electron laser facilities. The event will gather around 100 participants including infrared spectroscopy experts in several modalities such as ultra-resolved chemical imaging, vibrational analysis at extreme environments, THz spectroscopy, new infrared sources and detectors, time-resolved chemical analysis, infrared spectral-tomography among others.


Jul. 31st to Aug. 2nd, 2019

Synchrotron Techniques Under High Pressure (PRESSYNC)

Between July 31st and August 2nd, 2019, the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), part of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), will host the event Synchrotron Techniques Under High Pressure (PRESSYNC). PRESSYNC is a satellite workshop to the 27th International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology (AIRAPT27).

Taking advantage of this opportunity, the PRESSYNC Satellite Workshop will bring together world leaders in high-pressure science to discuss the potential of synchrotron-based techniques under high pressure on the new fourth-generation synchrotron light sources, such as Sirius.


July 15th to 26th, 2019

3rd EBS – Brazilian Synchrotron School: “Fundaments and Applications”

The third edition of the Brazilian Synchrotron School: “Fundaments and Applications” will take place between July 15th and 26th, 2019, at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) in Campinas, SP. The School aims to increase the capabilities of the current LNLS user community, as well as to promote the training of new users, which have the potential to use synchrotron light techniques in their research areas. The two-week event will be composed by theoretical and practical classes, lectured by LNLS researchers.